Barclay (Horace Hammond) (A. D. Bell)

Landscape with cows and milkmaid.

Early 1900's



A watercolor on paper representing a landscape with cows and a milkmaid and her dog, signed lower left J. Barclay, British. Early 1900's. Set in an antique frame of the same period.

J. Barclay was the pseudonym used by Horace Hammond in the early 1900's for his watercolors of country scenes. He was a Birmingham, UK, landscape artist working in the style of Birket Foster. His style was very precise.

Horace Hammond also used the pseudonym A. D. Bell at the request of Arthur Joseph, the Brierly Hill, Birmingham, art dealer for whom he worked. So, in total, the works, biography and auction records of J. Barclay have to be looked-up under three different names to get the full picture of his activity.

Dimensions: View: about 7 1/2 by 15 1/2 inches. Frame: about 15 by 22 inches.

Condition: Very fine. Very clean. Perfectly preserved. No restoration. No inpaint under UV examination. Frame has an old corner repair and some wear.


16 times at the Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham

1 time at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool

1 time at the Royal Academy


Wood's dictionary (with a J. Barclay watercolor illustration)

Dictionary of British Artists

Numerous auction catalogues

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